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Played Challenges

Just the middle - 10565 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 7
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5698 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12152 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffle puzzle - 302 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two become one - 692 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 16909 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 20
Add semicolons - 8560 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 10
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10188 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30778 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 9
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 590 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
Letter case trickery - 1481 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11104 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 3827 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 10
quotes inside quotes - 2952 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3039 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
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